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Orange offers free mobile music streaming

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Orange has announced its new Monkey deal for Pay As You Go customers, giving users streamed music for free.

Those of you unwilling to part with cash each month for a monthly contract can now get free music from Universal Music as part of the new offer, in a deal in association with 4Music.

Users can access their account at (remember the animal theme Orange are plugging away with?) and choose from the Universal back catalogue to create a playlist.

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They can then share that playlist with other Orange buddies or post it to Facebook in order to show off just how impressive their taste is in music.

Orange says: "The free music element of the package fulfils an untapped market that is looking for a low cost, easy access music service without users having to worry about download costs or the functionality of their handset."

However, Orange has also put together eight pre-defined playlists that allow users to listen to different genres without the annoyance of having to turn on a PC.

In addition to the deal, a £10 top up gives you 300 free texts and free music. £20 gives you 600 texts and £30 gives you 1,000 texts on PAYG.